400kcal or Less Meal Recipes

Vegetable Chilli

Preparation Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
35 minutes

Vegetable Chilli


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 carrot finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 peppers, any colour deseeded and chopped
  • 300g vegetarian mince
  • 420g red kidney beans in water
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 100ml reduced salt vegetable or chicken stock
  • 200g easy cook long grain brown rice
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan and add the onion. Fry gently for 2-3 minutes, then add the carrot, garlic, chilli and peppers and fry for 2-3 more minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the frozen mince, mixed beans, tomatoes, tomato puree and stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 25-30 minutes. At the same time, put the rice on to cook in plenty of gently boiling water - it will take 25-30 minutes.
  3. Season the chilli with pepper, then serve in warm bowls with the cooked, drained rice.